The harmonious architectural blend of the new quarter calls to mind the moving history of Frankfurt. The old town’s archaeological gardens feature the remnants of a former Roman settlement and an imperial palace dating back to Carolingian times, explained by way of a special video animation. Last but not least, there’s the so-called Coronation Route, which follows the footsteps of former kings and emperors to the place of their crowning.
Enjoy daily guided tours in both German and English. Please see site for times and tickets.
Beautiful parkland runs along both banks of the Main River – perfect for strolling, running, cycling or a picnic. The most popular section is between the two pedestrian bridges, Holbeinsteg and Eiserner Steg.
The Städel Museum ranks as Germany’s oldest museum foundation. Under a single roof, its collection offers a virtually complete survey of seven hundred years of European art from the early fourteenth century to the present, with focuses on the Renaissance, the Baroque, early Modern art and much more. The holdings encompass altogether 3,100 paintings, 660 sculptures, more than 4,600 photographs and more than 100,000 drawings and prints. Works by such artists as Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer, Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Vermeer, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann, Alberto Giacometti, Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter, Wolfgang Tillmans and Isa Genzken form the highlights. Please visit their site for times and tickets.
Every year, thousands of day trippers and tourists visit the Main Tower to enjoy the impressive view of the Frankfurt skyline. Especially in summer, the rush is great when it comes to watch the sun go down over the city and shoot the perfect photo. From March to October, the observation deck is open to visitors on Fridays and Saturdays, even until 11pm. Please visit their site for times and tickets.